Tag Archives: Suffering

“If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.” – 1 Corinthians 12:26

7 Jan

From Lara Setrakian’s 2018 New Year’s email.

“We suffer more in imagination than in reality.” – Seneca

7 Jan

From Lara Setrakian’s 2018 New Year’s email.

“It’s a great thing to have suffered. Only then can you get sick of it. You can make use of suffering to end suffering.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“We are filtering things constantly. – Who’s doing the filtering? It’s called attachment, desire, craving. The root of sorrow is craving.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“Negative feelings, every negative feeling is useful for awareness, for understanding. They give you the opportunity to feel it, to watch it from the outside. In the beginning, the depression will still be there, but you will have to cut the connection with it. Gradually you will undestandind the depression. As you understand it, it will occur less frequently, and will disappear altoghether.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“Pleasant experiences make life delightful, but they don’t lead to growth in themselves. What leads to growth is painful experiences. Suffering points up an area in you where you have not yet grown, where you need to grow and be transformed by change.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“You are never so full of yourself as when you’re in pain.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”